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Jan 6, 2013 7:30am PST
the project sponsor has made concessions, even though they want a large house for a large family of three generations, they've cut back at the front and they've cut back at the side. the downslope is what i think -- well first, while we're talking about the rear setback, if you look at the other properties on the block face, you'll see that where we're proposing to go back to this level is no deeper than this building, this building, and this building. in fact the only property that doesn't go as far back as we're proposing right here was the immediately adjacent building which we've done the shadow analysis to show lack of impact. i'd like to -- to respect your time, we have many supporters here for this project. i'm not going to have all of them come up and give comments but i would like them to stand, the supporters of the project so you can see the support that this has garnered. i want to conclude by saying we have done the historic resource evaluation that has been asked for. the project sponsor has completed the soundness report, complied with the planning code. we think it complet
Jan 29, 2013 5:38pm PST
is the availability of housing yes. in spite of all we're doing for every of every income especially low income families. i know smob about this topic i'll fought to get this under control from my long hair days. we cannot defy the cost of living in our town. we haven't built enough new housing. last year, we began to make some progress in november the 0 voters passed the housing trust fund for the next thirty years for affordable housing for first time home buyers and thank you to this gentleman for our first responders. today, there are more than 20 times the new housing built in 2011. that's just a beginning with 23 thousand new units? the next several years never have we seen this since 1906 when we had the great earthquake. housing in treasure island and? center market and downtown. we can't built our way to affordable. all of this will do little to help our poorest residents in need of subsidized housing. what we're doing now with our pickup system isn't working either. supervisor cowen knows this because she works on it everyday in her district. if we can't mend that structure we should
Jan 27, 2013 12:00pm PST
(gavel) clk>> clerk calonsag: performance audit housing authority. >> chair: this is brought by a number of supervisors. supervisor campos, do you have opening comments? >> supervisor campos: i will be brief in my comments. since i was elected supervisor four years ago, we have heard from time to time from a number of residents from the public housing developments about issues involving living conditions and the housing authority developments. it is something that we have been hearing more about in the last few weeks. i actually have three housing authority developments in my district, -- dwellings, holly courth an alameny (sounds like). there are other supervisors, and other members of his body that also have housing authority developments in their districts. i know that all of us on this board are committed to making sure that the needs of these residents are addressed. it is in that spirit that i wanted to bring us item forward simply to provide the city and county of san francisco that clear picture of how the needs of these residents are being met and we are mindful of the
Jan 29, 2013 2:30am PST
, in a partnership between mercy housing; now it's mercy housing because it's the sisters of mercy, but it's mercy housing because that is what it is. and that is what it means to the people who benefit from it. and this collaboration with st. anthony's. the coming together of two forces of such magnitude, of such commitment, of such deep commitment, of such values that you know that the outcome is going to be -- not only benefit the people who are here, but also be a model for others. this is a collaboration, as has been said between mercy housing and st. anthony's and was example was non-profits come together for the greater good. with their leadership and their being models, producing results of national significance, they, most of them have been able to to impact public policy and i know the mayor is right on the forefront of all of this. and thank you for your great leadership, mayor lee. [ applause ] and you know that we just had a little session with the cliffs, going over the cliff, not going over the cliff. but one of the things that we were determined to protect in that debate was the
Jan 10, 2013 2:30pm PST
distance. and also i'm very happy that this housing place will give people an opportunity in the mission to purchase it. also, it will bring jobs for the youth, the parents, and anyone who really needs a job. we need jobs in the mission, and i think this is a wonderful project. and i do live in the mission. i do want an education agency right on 24th street. i know that we will get great support from this project. thank you very much. >>> good afternoon. my name is richard segovia and i'm a resident of san francisco 59 years. i want to see this happen for the mission theater. i remember as a child my parents taking me there as a kid to see elvis presley, you know, franky avalon, and i had one opportunity -- i had the opportunity to be an usher there. i remember when i was a kid i got my first kiss at the new mission theater. [laughter] >>> now i got a lot of grandchildren. [laughter] >>> and, so, you know i've been here in the mission district. i've been living in my house 28 80 25th street. i celebrated my anniversary in this home. my mother graduated from mission high school. i'm part
Jan 28, 2013 1:30pm PST
facing foreclosure, expanding home ownership counseling, expanding the the federal housing administration to play a larger role for those at risk of foreclosure. obama signed the home affordable refinance program in 2010. locally we've done many things. in january 2008, this board of supervisors established a san francisco fair lending working group, with its number one policy recommendation of whenever possible, home ownership should be preserved and foreclosure prevented. this promotes family stability in our neighborhoods and community. second of all, the goal of this legislation was to provide security for tenants in t.i.c. buildings. supervisor wiener as coauthor want to ensure that tenants in t.i.c. buildings which might take advantage of this legislation will be presented. we wanted to provide the greatest security possible for existing tenants to be secure in their units and our legislation has done exactly that. let me specifically address this to many of the people in the hallway that seem to be misinformed about this legislation. if you are a tenant in a building that elects to
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Jan 1, 2013 3:00pm PST
: g.o.p. fury erupts over the senate fiscal cliff bill. will the house try to amend that bill? if so, what happens next? this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. happy new year. here in washington, the first day of 2013 is looking a lot like the last day of 2019. what started out with hope and optimism for a deal, devol ofed quickly to uncertainty about the way forward. i'm talking about the fiscal cliff bill. we look like at the fiscal cliff, the house republicans are meeting to chart a way forward. the senate passed legislation with overwhelming support this morning. the fiscal cliff legislation. when it made its way across the capitol to the republican controlled house, g.o.p. lawmakers immediately expressed concern about the lack of spending cuts. with the house majority leader publicly and bluntly stating he does not support the bill and the republicans are still at this time, as you look live behind the doors meeting at this hour, they are planning a vote series at some time. but we don't know when. it may include amending the senate bill and sen
Jan 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
of the house. we passed a bill, as you know, back in june, strong bipartisan effort, deficit reduction of $24 billion altogether, reforms that were needed, did away with government subsidies that did not make sense. we sent it to the house. we were very close on the full bill. to my sheer surprise and shock, the house never took it up. i have never seen that before in my life, where the speaker of the house would not think that the 16 million people that work in agriculture across america were not important enough to bring a five-year farm bill to the floor. that was the worst part of all of this. it creates the situation of trying to figure out how we go around the house that will not take up the bill. we did end up with an extension that was different than was agreed to by the four leaders. that was also done at the very last minute by senator mcconnell leading the way. he had voted against the farm bill, even though he agreed to bring it to the floor. he was clearly protecting the interests of those who want to keep the big government subsidies. the extension we wanted that would have exte
Jan 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
beat up. this is by 1925. a lot of cars, they get pushed back in the backyards of house of lots. so somebody might build a conventional house and just push their old car house in the backyard. this was on 48th avenue in the backyard. it's an old cable car house. guy who lived there in the early 1960's, he had a boyfriend named cliff. they paint it yellow. when he got a new boyfriend named dennis, they painted it red to get rid of cliff. but it was a beautiful little car. he still remembers it. it disappeared, we think, sometimes in the 1970's. but this is what keeps my hopes up. this actually isn't in carville. this is in the richmond district on ninth avenue. people say, are there any car houses left? are they all gone? have they disappeared? this is an example of how one can surprise you. this is on ninth avenue in the parking lot behind the old coliseum theater. before that park being lot was there the city was looking for houses, spaces, near merchant corridors to create these little parking lots. they bought this house from a mrs. suggs because they wanted to tear it down and p
Jan 3, 2013 10:00am EST
the house will gavel in, the new 113th congress, and the senate will do so as well. our coverage on c-span and crmbing span 2, thanks for watching. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> as you've been hearing about all morning, today is the opening day of the new 113th congress and here on the c-span networks we'll have live coverage of both the house and senate floors. the house of representatives gaveling in at 12:00 to -- at 11:00 to conclude the 112th congress and at noob eastern, the 113th congress begins. here on c-span watch the action on the house floor. the senate also gavels in for the day at noon eastern on c-span2. we'll have live coverage as senators take the oath and get sworn. in they'll also set out the rules governing the chamber over the next two years. one potential rule change that may be considered are changes to filibuster rules which allow members to block legislation. on your screen, some of the newly elected and current members of congress leaving a bipartisan prayer service this mor
Jan 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
visibility from the street. currently around the subject -- the majority -- or even the houses along the subject -- there are two story tall and the proposal is for a three-story building. therefore residential design guidelines calls for a setback of 15 feet from the main front building wall. second, reduce the width of the garage door from 12 feet to 10 feet and the reason is that -- is to prevent the replacement of dwelling to garage entrance from becoming a dominant facade feature. also, again, current houses -- surrounding houses on the subject about-face, they all have narrower garage doors such as 10 feet wide. at the last reduce the building mass of the third story either by setting it -- its rear wall back eight feet to be -- an advantage between the depth of the rear building walls of the two adjacent buildings, or by creating a 204 square feet notch on the third floor, measuring from the third floor northeast corner 17 feet around the north side wall and 12 feet along the east side wall. staff has a little -- to demonstrate this number three modification. this is what the
Jan 11, 2013 9:00pm PST
much needed housing as well as providing other housing for lower cost housing options for people. that's about it. thanks. >>> good afternoon, president fong, planning commissioners. my name is jonathan goldberg and i'm here with san francisco beautiful. sf beautiful is a strong proponent for the development of unique urban esthetics and livability in san francisco. we proudly endorse proposed development at 255 4 through 2558 mission street. incredible work [speaker not understood] architecture, the planning deserves praise for efforts for providing needed housing stock in this [speaker not understood]. this project breathes new life and creates new neighborhood centric nucleus around the cherished historic resource. the contemporary design compliments the historic landmark and provides an interesting facade that meets the pedestrian experience along the corridors. the high quality of this design further the creation of the new focal point along the street highlighting the both historic and current uses at the site. this mixed use development will compliment and encourage the walk and
Jan 12, 2013 12:30am PST
a separate parcel for qhiet a while. >> it is. >> and portolla had houses moved around and when they widened portolla and it's been a while so i have a couple questions i guess for mr. lynn if i could ask you something. >> yes, sir. >> what month of the year was the picture taken with the sunsetting in your -- >> in that window. september 24. >> september 24. >> almost falls on my birthday. >> okay. so kind of the middle of the year. >> i have been watching it for a long time. >> yeah, i do the same thing out the bedroom window and the sun moves across the sky in different directions in the seasons and one blocks off the sun in the extreme winder months and the rest of the year, so i am trying to figure out. this might come and go depending on the blockage of this particular house. >> i could show you the pictures again. where her house is it's going to block 100% of my shot of the horizon and the sun from that direction. >> [inaudible], when it gets -- >> the last -- probably the last couple of hours, or hour of setting sun. >> okay. >> and portolla was widened in 1959, 1960. i'm the th
Jan 28, 2013 1:30pm PST
and it is a priority because mercy housing and st. anthony's makes people the priority. results. deeds, not just words. the words are important, but they are no substitute for making something happen from it. we all know the gospel of matthew and i was hungry, you gave me to eat and that is what st. anthony's has done. when you were homeless, you gave me shelter and that is mercy housing and they have come together. it's not just about food and housing, but it's about dignity and stability and respect. respect for that spark of divinity that exists in every person, respect for the possibilities as tyrone has pointed out to us and for giving back. god bless you, tyrone for not only turning your life around, but for giving back. [ applause ] so father, we have been together on many occasions, like this and father is the president of usf and he knows that this city of st. francis has been a city. when they talk about san francisco values, i take it in the most complimentary way. the values of st. francis and that is exactly what we are doing on this corner today, being channels of
Jan 31, 2013 2:00pm PST
into the halls of congress. she has done it for seniors moving into housing. she has done it for those with hiv/aids gathering at the memorial grove. i could go on and on, but i would much rather hear her speak, so please welcome leadership nancy pelosi. [ applause ] >> thank you very much. thank you very much for your very generous introduction, barry and for your great leadership at the st. anthony foundation, for the invitation to be here today with such distinguished guests. how about tyrone? is he something? [ applause ] but it's an honor to be with you barry, with susan swift, with doug shu-maker and our distinguished mayor, mayor lee. last time i saw him he was on the platform while president obama was delivering the inaugural address. susan corette, thank you for decades of generousity and service to our community across the board. and father harden, who is president of the st. anthony's foundation. thank you for your leadership. when barry talked about my bringing my children and grandchildren to serve meals over the years at st. anthony's dining room and others mentioned father alfre
Jan 1, 2013 8:00am PST
it's off to the house. the house has to sign off. they will get back to work this afternoon. what's in the deal? well, it starts with the new income tax threshold. those folks agreed to let the taxes go up but only on the family who is make over $450,000 in combined income. the itemized deductions will also be capped at $300,000 for families. and the estate tax, that was a big sticking point for lawmakers, and now the tax rate goes up to 40% for estates that are valued over $5 million. so if you're under $5 million, you skated there too. other key points are an extension of the long-term unemployment benefits. the renewal of tuition and child care tax credits and then something called the doc fix. it reimburses doctors who take medicare patients. and what about the automatic spending cuts that were supposed to go into effect today? doomsday, yikes. they put those off. but only for two months. that's the plan that the senate stayed up real, real late to accomplish. but it's time for the house to have its say. you didn't think it was over, did you? correspondent dana bash is on capi
Jan 23, 2013 3:00am PST
. my name is olson lee. i'm the director of the mayor's office of housing. and this is a great day, isn't it? >> yes, it is. >> it's a great day. and one of the things about anything that we do in san francisco is that it does take a whole village, and we have a whole village here. and it's about a sense of partnership that we are able to celebrate. and i really want to emphasize celebration, because this is the first phase of the first phase of many projects like this in san francisco. (applause) >> and this is something that is an only in san francisco development where we're rebuilding distressed public housing for the current residents, and doing this in a way that is -- contributes to the neighborhoods. it contributes to the health and welfare of the existing families and invites new families and creates complete neighborhoods. and only in san francisco are we willing to take on this task to really change the lives of the current residents and preserve affordable housing for all future residents so that we in san francisco have a diverse community. so, we have a very short program
Jan 24, 2013 1:30pm PST
housing authority, looking at their financial condition. that was looking beyond what hud would look at. we have that as a model. if there are other questions? or requests or comments? >> chair: supervisor cohen? >> supervisor cohen: thank you for the presentation. i'm going to thank you and the front side for your thoughtful -- the amount of energy that is going to carry through this management audit. thank you very much for raising to our attention the importance of the responsibility that we have to ensure that we are providing safe, and habitable housing for people in san francisco, and a supervisor that represents four other cities largest public housing development i know well the challenges the housing authority and residents face. i left an hour and a half meeting with residents over at alice griffith; we deal with many of the challenges on a daily basis. not a day goes by when my staff or i are contacted or personally affected -- when i consider that i have family members that stay in these developments, or when i received complaints about maintenance, and on a positive not
Jan 3, 2013 1:00pm EST
a majority of the votes cast is duly elected speaker of the house of representatives for the 113th congress. the clerk appoints the following committee to escort the speaker-elect to the chair. the gentleman, mr. cantor, the gentlewoman from california, ms. pelosi, the gentleman mr. mccarthy, the gentleman from maryland, mr. hoyer, the gentlewoman mrs. mcmorris rodgers. the gentleman from oregon, mr. walden, the gentleman from california, mr. becerra, the gentleman from oklahoma, mr. lankford, the gentleman from new york, mr. crowley, the gentlewoman from kansas, ms. jenkins, the gentleman from new york, mr. israel, the gentlewoman from north carolina, ms. foxx, the gentlewoman from connecticut, ms. the lauro. the gentlewoman from missouri, ms. wagner. the gentleman from new jersey, mr. andrews. the gentleman from texas, mr. sessions. the gentleman from maryland, mr. van hollen. the gentleman from illinois, mr. roskam. the gentlewoman from new mexico, ms. lujan gri h is am. and ms. kaptur, mr. tiberi, mr. latta, mr. jordan, ms. fudge, mr. chabot, mr. gibbs, mr. johnson, mr. renarci, ms. bea
Jan 28, 2013 4:30pm PST
to the affordable housing funds and property taxes going to the city when units eventually turn over, no one loses. id ask the committee make decisions based on the facts and support homeowners support those protected and put money in the coffers which will help everyone. thank you, supervisors wiener and farrell for your proposal of balanced legislation. thanks for letting me speak too. >> chair wiener: thank you very much and thank you for being honest. next speaker. >> high there. i'm a san francisco resident for 13 years. i'm a t.i.c. owner and previous renter for many years. all of my co-owners in my six unit t.i.c. were once renters also. we are not opposed to rent control. i just wanted to make that clear. the lottery system is so outdated and overburdened and with the current backlog it may be over 10 years before being eligible for conversions. we're not trying to make a quick buck because our units have lost a significant amount of value since we purchased. we're previous renters who are looking to purchase a home to have stable housing in san francisco. we contribute to san francisco an
Jan 28, 2013 5:30pm PST
celebrate the new san francisco jazz center. the house of moment will break ground this year and in center market the arts and the theater are the great event there that were and there's a shop theater to other a v ts opening of the theatre. and we're we've proven that we have the unveiling of the apple product and there's other events like the fleet week or sports focused event like the craft of fight of the hungry bowl, the 2013 cup and, of course, the america's cup this summer. and with all of your help in may of this year we'll be making the case that san francisco is the best city in america to host the super bowl sunday in 2013. but friends you know what still mother - i'm concerned that some folks are still not involved in this great city. i'm proud that working with the trades units and we have consistently meet and exceeding our goals of placing people on projects. thank you commissioner. last summer we provided more than 5 thousand summer jobs for young people in partnership with the united people in the bay. we also were involved in other events that will place the youth of th
Jan 1, 2013 1:00pm PST
. the senate bipartisan bill faces a very uncertain future in the republican-led house. >> our speaker has said, when senate acts, we will have a vote in the house. that is what he said. that is what we he can be pekt. that is what the american people deserve. >> but is a sudden rift in the republican leadership putting it all in jeopardy? >> also, we're breaking down the deal on the table right now. we're going to show you how it impacts view your bottom line. >>> and what about the secretary of state? her dangerous blood clot. what could that mean for hillary clinton and her political future? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." right now we're following breaking news. all eyes are in the house of representatives where lawmakers are weighing the future of a bill that's now effectively a fiscal cliff fix. no vote has been scheduled on the bill that the senate passed in the middle of the night after steep tax cuts and spending cuts kicked in. speaker john boehner has been trying to overcome some seriously stiff republican opposition. our senior congressional correspondent dana bash
Jan 10, 2013 6:00pm PST
the renderings that i see of the proposed house are very tasteful and keeping with the rest of st. francis wood we could take a clue from some of the design guidelines in the future on our projects but in any case i am wondering if it's all right if we make it a couple feet lower or 3 feet lower as he asked and hip roof or flat portion. it would have to have a gaibl but it wouldn't come to a point. >> as i understand st. frarnis homeowner association they typically review projects before they come to the city. they have their own internal review process. we rarely get a project -- a dr project filed on a project in st. francis woods. it rarely happens because they do this. if changes are made to the approved plans i under the assumption that the project sponsor has to return to them. >>i am sure they could. looking at the project further west on portolla and i don't know if that is the term a hit roof and gabble and has a flat portion and i'm not sure if that can be done and i'm not sure of the amount of the gaibl on it and able to shave a couple of feet off and more into con
Jan 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
will be put in the record. without objection, pursuant to house resolution 3, the chair now i announces the speaker's appointment of the members to the following committee on the part of the house to join the committee on the part of the senate to notify the president of the united states that a quorum of each house has been assembled and that congress is ready to receive any communication that he may be pleased to make. the gentleman from virginia, mr. cantor, and the gentlewoman from california, ms. pelosi. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from washington rise? mrs. mcmorris rodgers: mr. speaker, by direction on the republican conference, i offer a privileged resolution and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 6, resolved that following named members be and are hereby elected to the following standing committees of the house of representatives. committee on agriculture, mr. lucas, chairman. committee on appropriations, mr. rogers of kentucky, chairman. committee on armed services -- mrs. mc
Jan 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
of housing in the whole city. but the worst part of it is t probably doesn't address that income group from the 90 to the 120, or 130th percentile. so those are some arguments i would make for rethinking the percentages that you put on there. >> if i could just in really quick on that? >> go ahead. >> one thing to keep in mind is the on-site and off-site are options that can be chosen by the developer. so there is no requirement that the developer choose an off-site option unless it becomes economically prohibitive, the off-site is an option that is offered to the developer. and i do think it provides some of the an incentive to choose an on-site option, because the ami levels would be higher for the on-site option and thus as you point out the difference between the sales price and the cost of production would be less. so the developer contribution would be minimized. that is consistent with a future policy under the housing trust fund, which will further provide incentive for developers to provide their units on-site by reducing the on-site inclusionary requirements. i want to point
Jan 1, 2013 9:00am PST
from the white house that this is going to pass but we don't know right now because a lot of this has to do with obviously leader there's in congress selling this to their folks and we're waiting to see how that all shakes out. >> okay. keep on it for us, brianna. thank you. hard at work keeping an eye on things. quick reminder, the house democratic caucus meeting scheduled for 15 minutes from now and the conference scheduled for an hour from now. suzanne malveaux continues with newsroom. >>> happy new year. welcome back to "cnn newsroom." i'm suzanne malveaux. we have a lot going on. a deal on the table but not out of the woods yet. all eyes on capitol hill, as the republican controlled -- the house, rather, convening this hour for the fiscal cliff negotiations. now vice president joe biden, he is heading to the hill for talks with the house democrats. this is a critical moment for the country. talking about 12 hours after the deadline for the government action has passed. the senate okayed a deal wee hours of the morning, prevent middle class income taxes from going up but raise rat
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
this with house gop setting a 1:00 p.m. conference meeting. we are learning that house gop rank-and-file will gather for a conference meeting. boy, would you like to the inside of that conference meeting. guest: indeed, but my hunch is it will not be a raucous affair. i would assume speaker boehner would have a hands-off approach, and say, "guys, i did my best, this came down the pike, we try to come up with the deal, and not get it done." his own caucus would not support it. we should have realized that was the danger. at the time, speaker boehner said to the president and harry reid, the senate needs to send something our way, and we will deal with it. i thought it was a humble and honest approach. now, they got it, and i do not think they're going to like it. host: again, the house comes into session around noon eastern time. keep your television on c-span as we continue our coverage of the so-called fiscal cliff. tactically, we went over the -- technically, we went over the cliff, but all reports are if this deal is approved by the house, they could retroactively fixed the t
Jan 4, 2013 10:00pm PST
>> good afternoon, dan adams with the mayor's office of housing. very happy to be here to submit your approval for the procedures manual for inclusion. we were here before you for an informational update and during that hearing my colleague sandra egan did a good job. i have a more narrow task, which is good because i have a much more narrow skillset in that area. so i will read through the minor modifications that have happened since the last hearing. we have done additional outreach. we have gotten some input from other stakeholders, internal that have generated a few reviews to the manual. again the housing trust fund -- the passage of the housing trust fund will generate some modifications to the manual and we plan on come back to you next year for that update. this update doesn't contemplate or contradict any of the housing trust fund work. i'm going to refer to a memo included in your packet, which outlines the few changes that have happened since the last hearing. the first there was a clarification had a we made that bmr on-site ownership will be priced at 90% ami. we
Jan 6, 2013 9:30am PST
to provide housing for all income levels and in particular county or cities. but it does not necessarily have to be inclusionary housing. i mean, you can use other methods of doing it. from what i understand, and maybe you could comment on other jurisdictions within the bay area? what do they do? if they use inclusionary, what sort of percentages of ami are they using for their rental and housing or ownership units? are they similar to ours? are they lower percentages? well, there is an ami level and there is also the 15% on-site and 20% offsite? >> i'm afraid i can't comment on that. i am not familiar with inclusionary programs in other jurisdictions. >> that is a problem for me, because when i am asked to vote on this, i have to know what other places are doing and i think you are doing a good job, but i don't think i can support it at that point, because i really don't have all the information. if it comes up in the future, i would like to hear about it. >> i also want to thank you on your presentation and wanted to ask mr. chue, the data that you gave us today kind of illuminated the
Jan 16, 2013 8:00pm PST
many things, the housing e trust fund which will ensure the work we start here today will continue into the future. mayor lee. (applause) >> thank you. thank you, olson. and thank you for your leadership and work on this as well. everybody, thank you for coming out today. i know it's cold, but it feels really, really warm. and as carlos and miguel just showed me -- ask these are of course the two youngest of the five kids that alice gutierrez has. thank you very much. [cheering and applauding] >> alice, you and the family know better than i do that the bunkers that were built in the '50s that represented hunters view for many, many years were actually built for the military housing back in those years. they weren't really meant for long-term dignified respectful housing that this community deserves. and, so, you are part of the first of 25 families that are in this initial phase of a whole 107 units that will be completed in may. and thanks to all of our partners as olson continues to repay. i just want to emphasize this is the first phase. supervisor malia cohen and i are going to
Jan 28, 2013 11:30pm PST
house is gone, only darkness every day, ain't no sunshine when it's all gone, and they're always gone. ♪ every time these prices come along. ♪ wonder this time where she's gone. ♪ she's gone away. ♪ ain't no sunshine when she's gone. ♪ she's gone where she can afford to pay, hey, hey. ♪ now, i know, i know, i know, i know, i know, i know, i know, leave that price alone. ♪ ain't no sunshine city hall -- when the price is high is gone. ♪ and i got to be me, i got to have low housing fee, what else can i be, but have low fee. ♪ i won't settle down, won't settle for less, if the price can have it all. ♪ and i'll have it all, city hall. ♪ i'll go it alone if i have to be -- have low fee. ♪ i want to settle down, and have price for less, and laugh all the best. ♪ city hall, you fix the rest. thank you. >> chair wiener: thank you. next speaker please. >> can't top that. my name is brian, i represent a six unit building in district 3 in russian hill. we're a big variety of owners who got school teacher, accountant, salesperson, freelance journalist and city employee.
Jan 29, 2013 12:00am PST
times my income. if it wasn't for rent control and i'm so very lucky to have a section eight housing voucher, i wouldn't be living here. i could never afford to -- the section eight housing voucher, i'm paying more than the voucher is worth because the rents have gone up. i will never own property in san francisco but please don't tell me that i don't care about san francisco or that i don't have roots here. the condo conversion lottery was put in place for a reason. there's constant attack on rent control on many fronts. this is another battle. a few examples of how rent control housing is being lost, what about allowing academy of art to take over rent controlled buildings for student housing and the thousands of units that have been converted to short-term rentals which continue to occur despite current legislation to curb it. and i keep hearing tenants will get lifetime leases. today is the first time i heard that those lifetime leases would be rent controlled. but supervisor farrell did not explain why they would have extra protection, more protection than they have today. what
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Jan 17, 2013 12:00am PST
quote as they announced his plan for cutting gun violence. the white house released letters written by the youngsters like this one from an 11-year-old named julia who wrote, quote, i know that laws have to be passed by congress but i beg you to try hard to make guns no the allowed. not just for me, but for the whole united states. how generous. the kids have spoken. is the gun debate now over? >> no, it is not over. i didn't realize they were
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